A green burial differs from the traditional funeral in a cemetery or churchyard by the use of natural materials, using only natural bio-degradable fabrics for coffins and shrouds pollution is reduced. Headstones are replaced by the planting of commemorative trees that will, in time, be part of one whole living memorial woodland.
It is a natural, environmentally friendly way to celebrate a life, a way of giving back to nature and the environment a gift for your children, grandchildren and all future generations, the gift being a memorial woodland.
Peace and tranquillity with the knowledge that the memorial woodland will evolve and little by little become a haven for wildlife and people alike. The woodland will be safe and secure for perpetuity, with the knowledge that by the passing of a loved one, and the celebration of their life, new life is given. The very nature of the burial ground and they way in which it will develop alleviates the need for maintenance and there would never be the risk of neglect as nature will look after itself .
The service can follow traditional lines with a Minister or Priest but you also have the option to say your goodbyes in a way that reflects the personality and character of your loved one’s life. This can be with a Humanist or Civil Celebrant taking the service, or members of the family may wish to conduct their own personal farewell tribute.